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Hercules Reposing: M.1-1816

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Current Location: In storage


Hercules Reposing


Rysbrack, John Michael (Attributed to)




White marble carved in the round. Nude reclining figure of Hercules. His head is turned onto his left shoulder. His left hand holds the tail of the lion skin on which he lies, with the lion's mask over his right forearm. In his right hand he holds a club, which rests against his right shoulder.

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Founder's Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


18th Century
Circa 1725 CE - Circa 1765 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure Height 38.1 cm Length 69.2 cm
Base Height 8 cm Length 78.7 cm

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble, carved in the round

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1816
Primary reference Number: 30849
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1816
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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